Discovery Cove Celebrates Aquatic Addition

Discovery Cove Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin
Courtesy of Discovery Cove

A Florida theme park recently welcomed a new member of its dolphin family: a male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin born Feb. 25. SeaWorld's Discovery Cove announced that mom Kendall gave birth to her fourth offspring — which is also the park's 26th dolphin birth since it opened in 2000. In his first week of life, the little guy grew to 44 pounds and 44 inches long. The park said he was nursing and bonding well with his mother.

Back in November, Discovery Cove celebrated the birth of its first dolphin calf conceived through "sperm-sexing." Check out our Crittr story to read more about the revolutionary process.


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